Making this the BEST SUMMER EVER means lots of fun thrills and Texas definitely has you covered when it comes to excitement! Texas is ranked #7 in the country with 32 roller coasters, spread out all across the state in 11 different Amusement Parks, so there is fun wherever you are headed!
1. Galveston Historic Pleasure Pier, Galveston Located on a pier jutting out into the Gulf of Mexico, the Galveston Pleasure Pier offers thrilling rides that take you out over the water! What could be more thrilling than that!
2. Joyland, Lubbock A family-owned traditional amusement park in Mackenzie Park. It typically operates from March to September of each year, opening 6 days a week but only during the evening on weeknights.
3. Kemah Boardwalk, Kemah A 60-acre theme park built entirely along the shores of Galveston Bay and Clear Lake, and is considered among the premier boardwalks in the United States. Both the Kemah Boardwalk and the Galveston Historic Pleasure Pier are owned and operated by Landry’s, Inc., headquartered in Houston.
4. Kiddie Park, San Antonio Fans of the oldest amusement park in Texas will need to hurry to visit Kiddie Park at their original Broadway location before the park is dismantled and moved to the San Antonio Zoo later this Summer.
5. Morgan’s Wonderland, San Antonio The world’s first Ultra-Accessible™, family fun park! Attractions include a ferris wheel and carousel.
6. SeaWorld San Antonio A 250-acre marine mammal park, oceanarium and animal theme park on the city’s west side.
7. Six Flags Fiesta Texas, San Antonio San Antonio’s biggest, most popular themed attraction featuring dozens of thrill rides, shows, and activities. Click HERE to read why it’s the better of the two Texas Six Flags parks.
8. Six Flags Over Texas, Arlington A 212-acre theme park, the first Six Flags Theme Parks.
9. Western Playland, Sunland Park NM The once-El Paso theme park was relocated in 2006 just minutes across the state line to New Mexico.
10. Wonderland, Amarillo The 3rd largest Amusement Park in Texas, Wonderland opened in 1969, and Astroworld fans might recognize the Hornet rollercoaster as the old Mayan Mindbender. To see where some of the other rides from Astroworld are now, click HERE.
11. ZDT’s Amusement Park, Seguin Opened in 2007, this 10-acre family amusement park features 12 attractions, three of which are water rides, along with a video game arcade.
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